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BMW Sauber in no rush to fill testing role

With former reserve driver Timo Glock in action for Toyota in Jerez on Monday, BMW Sauber have declared they are to take their time in deciding on his replacement. Glock left his position with the squad in November last year after being offered a race drive with BMW's Japanese rivals.
In December BMW Sauber assessed two young drivers, Marko Asmer and Javier Villa, and at the launch of the teams 2008 challenger in Munich on Monday, BMW Motorsport director Mario Theissen revealed that Estonian Asmer, the reigning British Formula Three champion, will test again for the squad in Valencia, Spain this week.

New Toyota TF108 launched in Germany

Toyota became the third team to unveil their 2008 challenger on Thursday, at their German base in Cologne. After enduring a tough 2007, the Japanese team hope that the TF108 will help them revitalise their fortunes in what will be their seventh Formula One season.

McLaren launch the MP4-23 in Stuttgart

McLaren revealed their 2008 challenger on Monday, as the wraps came off the MP4-23 in a special ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The car will be raced by Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen this season, and both were present to witness the cars unveiling.
The car was only completed on Sunday evening and left the McLaren Technology Centre in the UK at around 18:00 GMT, arriving at its destination at around 10:00 on Monday morning - just in time for Hamiltons 23rd birthday.

Scuderia Ferrari unveil the F2008

Ferrari became the first team to launch their 2008 car on Sunday when the wraps came off their new challenger at their Maranello base in Italy. The F2008, the 54th single-seater Ferrari have built to contest the Formula One world championship, will be raced by Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa in the teams defense of their drivers and constructors crowns this season.
The F2008s design, codenamed internally as the 659, represents Ferraris interpretation of the regulations in force in 2008. A major new element of these is the introduction of a new electronic system to be used by all teams, known as SECU (Standard Electronic Control Unit) and produced by MES (McLaren Electronic Systems.) It consists of a single control unit and a software system, the development of which ends as the season begins.

Force India

Former Spyker team is bought in October by a consortium headed by Indian billionare Dr Vijay Mallya and renamed 'Force India' for the 2008 season.

Base: Silverstone, UK
Drivers: A Sutil
Test Drivers: R Rodriguez
G van der Garde
Engine: Ferrari
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza
First Season: 2008
World Championships: 0
Highest race finish: 0 (x0)
Pole Positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0

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Flash news

Garage fire mars Williams’ post-race celebrations

Williams’ celebrations of Pastor Maldonado’s Spanish Grand Prix victory were cut dramatically short on Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out in the team’s garage around 90 minutes after the end of the race, engulfing the Barcelona pit lane in thick smoke. Read more... Link  

2012 Race Drivers

Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Kimi Räikkönen
Romain Grosjean
Paul di Resta
Nico Hulkenberg
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez
Daniel Ricciardo
Jean-Eric Vergne
Pastor Maldonado
Bruno Senna
Heikki Kovalainen
Vitaly Petrov
Pedro de la Rosa
Narain Karthikeyan
Timo Glock
Charles Pic

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